I’m Grahame Gardner, and you’ve found your way to my personal geomantic corner of the interweb. In here, you will find details about my dowsing and geomancy work, together with a mixed bag of articles, thoughts, ruminations and other belly rumblings connected with these esoteric subjects.
This is not intended to be a comprehensive resource on geomancy – for that I suggest you head over to our parent website The Geomancy Group, where I am also the webmaster and contribute a fair bit of the content; or check out some of the other geomantic and dowsing links displayed on the left.
Have a rummage around the site and, if you see something you like or want to get in touch to ask about a consultation, or for any other reason, please leave a comment or send an email.
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Sat12Apr2014Blackford Village Hall
An introductory day course providing basic instruction in dowsing - includes working with the pendulum, L-rods and other dowsing tools, how to dowse for water, earth energies, utilities, health, lost items and more. An ideal grounding in this ancient skill and a great precursor to further more advanced courses.
This course is organised by the British Society of Dowsers -
Click here for booking details.
This is a British Society of Dowsers event taking place in Linlithgow in May.
Join us for a weekend of exciting dowsing in locations that will get your juices flowing. Cairnpapple Hill, Linlithgow Palace, Torphicen Preceptory, Abercorn Church... this is a follow up weekend to the very successful “Great North Dowse!” in Shap earlier in 2013, and also caters for beginners through to experienced dowsers in all aspects of dowsing. We will be working in small groups, each led by an experienced dowser to guide those who may be less confident.
Join BSD President Grahame Gardner, Bill Holding, Tom Ogston and many other great friends of the British Society of Dowsers for a fantastic weekend.
Featuring a talk by Gary Biltcliffe and Caroline Hoare on the Spine of Albion energies running through the area, and a presentation by Grahame Gardner on the spectacular henge of Cairnpapple Hill, the local leys and other lore of this area.
Our base camp for the weekend is the Lowport Centre in Linlithgow; en-suite accommodation is available here if you would like to stay with the group. We will eat out in a local pub on Friday and Saturday evenings.
For more details see the BSD website.
Sat17May2014Sun18May201410:00 - 17:00Tullichettle, Comrie, PerthshireFurther exploration of earth energies and the issues surrounding sick houses; this second module focuses on working with psycho-spiritual trauma. Learn how to apply your dowsing to detect spirits and other ‘presences’ in a property; discover safe shamanic techniques for dealing with these type of problematical situations and use space-clearing techniques to restore balance.
Thu05Jun20142:00 pmLyndonville, Vermont, USA
A half-day workshop presented at the 2014 convention of the American Society of Dowsers. This workshop looks at some of the historical research into geobiology and geopathic stress and the use of geomancy methods to enhance crop yields; it includes practical demonstrations of earth acupuncture techniques and methods of empowering the land through dowsing and ceremony. More details on the ASD website
Sat21Jun2014Sun22Jun201410:00 - 17:00Original Rosslyn Hotel, RoslinWhat is the Genius Loci? How can we work with it? Discover the fascinating energies of Place in this introductory course of the BSD’s Earth Energies curriculum. Rosslyn Chapel is a major centre for all things mysterious and hidden, and we will get a personalised guided tour of the Chapel and the chance to explore its mysterious earth energies through dowsing. Don’t miss this chance to dowse in and around Rosslyn Chapel and Glen in the company of an experienced geomancer.
Sat28Jun201410:00 - 17:00Shap Memorial Hall, CumbriaA day workshop with Westmorland Dowsers. This workshop looks at some of the historical research into geobiology and geopathic stress and the use of geomancy methods to enhance crop yields; it includes practical demonstrations of earth acupuncture techniques and methods of empowering the land through dowsing and ceremony. For more details see the Westmorland Dowsers page.
Talk and workshop for Linlithgow & Bo'ness Probus Group.
Sat18Apr2015Sun19Apr201510:00 amVictory Hall, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
Learn how to program your brain and connect with your intuition on this introductory course in the ancient skill of dowsing. It's more than just finding water - it's a very useful tool in everyday life. Find lost items, check for food intolerances, locate your septic tank, get in touch with your intuitive side and take control of your life!
A British Society of Dowsers approved course, this is tutored by BSD Past President and Registered Tutor Grahame Gardner; the course comes with BSD certificate and is the perfect introduction to the art.
Price £125 (not including lunches) -
Early bird discount (until 28 February 2015) - ONLY £100
Wed03Jun2015ASD convention, Lyndonville VT
A joint full-day workshop with Susan Collins
Join Susan and Grahame as they share the best of North American and European techniques
for healing and balancing your home and business. Use dowsing and other visionary methods to
identify the causes and symptoms of Geopathic and Geopsychic stress, then resolve these problems
to create “Geoprosperous” environments to help you create health and prosperity on an ongoing basis.
The workshop will include outdoor practical sessions and time to work on your own property using map
dowsing and remote sensing. Bring along a floor plan of your property and let us help you heal your home!
Sat27Jun2015Sun28Jun201510:00 amSt. John's Hall, Torphichen
What makes a place feel 'special'? What do we mean by 'spirit of place'? Learn how to use dowsing to find the patterns of underground water and earth energies that underlie our ancient sites and churches in this British Society of Dowsers-approved course, led by BSD Past President Grahame Gardner. We will use our dowsing to explore the ancient henge at Cairnpapple and the Knights Hospitallers' Preceptory at Torphichen to discover the hidden energy secrets of these special places. The course comes with a BSD certificate.
Price £130 not including lunches. Additional entry charges (total £6.50) required for entry to Cairnpapple and Torphichen Preceptory (free to Historic Scotland members).
Click here to book
Fri07Aug2015Sat08Aug2015Corn Exchange, 11 Newmarket Road, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ
I shall be giving a talk and workshop on 'Getting Started with Dowsing' on both days as part of the Celtic Mystery Festival. Talk times TBA, but I'll be running a stall all day so come and say hello!
More details and booking: Click Here.
Wed16Sep20157:30 pmTheosophical Centre, 17 Queen's Crescent, Glasgow G4 9BL
A talk to the West of Scotland Dowsers. Entry free to members, £3 to non-members
Is your technology making you ill? In our gadget-hungry modern world we are exposed to unprecedented levels of electromagnetic radiation arising from our increased use of electricity and wireless devices. Growing numbers of people are suffering from electro hyper-sensitivity, which can manifest as a number of symptoms including forgetfulness, headaches, fatigue, irritability, tinnitus and depression. In this talk Grahame identifies the main culprits and outlines some simple ways to control your exposure so that you can maintain a technological lifestyle without getting sick.
Fri25Sep2015Mon28Sep2015Stirling Youth Hostel, St. John's Road, Stirling
Grahame Gardner and Susan Collins present an intensive 4-day workshop bringing together the best of UK and North American dowsing techniques. Residential options available. Join us for a magical dowsing adventure in the heart of Scotland!
Sat24Oct2015Sun25Oct201510:00 - 17:00St. John's Hall, Torphichen
What makes a house 'sick' and what can we do about it? Learn how to identify and treat geopathic stress in this second module of the British Society of Dowsers' Earth Energies curriculum course.
This module expands on the earth energies studies from EE1 and looks at various techniques that dowsers use to tackle geopathic stress, including 'earth acupuncture' methods and working remotely using maps, plans or computer aids such as Google Earth.
We'll also consider other geobiology issues that may affect a property, such as poor lighting, pollution, electromagnetic radiation, radon gas and so on; and discuss what we can do about geopsychic issues, or 'things that go bump in the night'.
This is an intermediate-level course and previous dowsing experience is recommended. You should ideally have completed the BSD Earth Energies level 1 course (EE1). This course comes with a BSD certificate.
Price £130 not including lunches.
Wed16Nov20167:30 pmTheosophy House, 17 Queen's Crescent, Glasgow (near St. George's X Subway)
West of Scotland Dowsers. Entry £3 (free to members)
In the 1980s, Harry Bell's research into prehistoric alignments of Glasgow inspired many others to follow in his footsteps, culminating recently in a full-scale excavation and laser scan of the Cochno Stone, the largest example of prehistoric rock art in Europe. Grahame will update us on the dig, and share some of his own researches into Glasgow's Secret Geometry, and show May Miles Thomas' award-winning film "The Devil's Plantation".
Thu17Nov20164:30 pmTroon Writer's Group
A talk about the history and modern uses of the labyrinth. Labyrinths are powerful transformational and healing tools – they differ from a maze in that they have only one path to the goal, so you don’t have to think about where you are going, you simply allow yourself to follow the path. They can be used for meditation, prayer walks, problem solving and ceremony.
Learn how to draw several types of labyrinth and discover how you can use one to bring change into your life.
Sat17Dec20167:30 pmThe Little Shop of Wonders, Troon
An introductory talk about dowsing and geomancy, covering geopathic and technopathic stress issues that may be affecting your home or workplace.
Hosted by the Little Shop of Wonders in Troon. Please contact them to book a place.
Mon27Feb20177:30 pmThe Little Shop of Wonders, Troon
An introductory talk about dowsing, geomancy and the art of house healing. Will cover geopathic and technopathic stress issues and outline some techniques that you can apply to ensure that you are sleeping in a safe place.
Book through The Little Shop of Wonders, 43 West Portland Street, Troon
Sat04Mar2017Sun05Mar201710:00 amAllanton, Dumfries
2-day BSD-approved beginner's course in Dowsing. Fully catered, residential accommodation available.
** CANCELLED **
2-day BSD-approved beginner's course in Dowsing. Inverness. B&B accommodation available.
Sat06May201710.00-17.00Traquair House, Innerleithen EH44 6PW
Celebrate International Dowsing Day and World Labyrinth Day with this fun workshop. Learn how the ancient art of dowsing and the ancient symbol of the labyrinth can help you connect with your inner self and enhance your intuitive skills.
CLICK HERE for more details and booking
Fri02Jun2017Sun04Jun2017Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Canadian Dowsers' convention - "Dowsing Magic: Symbols, Shapes and Sigils" (talk/workshop). Details here: http://canadiandowsers.org/convention-2017/#more-1062